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A printable/reproducible document containing a unit (lecture) on sentence fluency with lots of examples for students to emulate. It's appropriate...
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Pamela Kranz  (TpT Seller)
Plans are under way for CO TpT sellers to meet and we'd love for you to join us!
When: July 25 (Christmas in July! It will be a treat to meet everyone!)
Where: Rock Bottom Brewery, 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver
Time: 11:30-

Please sign up on the GoDoc so we know how many to expect @ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AonIfjZfala9dG45TU9PQmJRc0NfTWp4aHVkRG5QREE&usp=sharing

Deadline for registration for this event is Tuesday, July 23rd. We have to let them know how many can make it.

If you can't make this one, but would like to be informed of future get-togethers, please fill out the form and let us know in the Anything Else? column that you're unable to attend this time.

If you have any questions or ideas for this fun meet up, you can email either Cecelia (nycecelia@comcast.net) or Pam (kranz.p54@gmail.com).
This event is open to all Colorado TpT teachers!
We're looking forward to meeting you!
Cecelia and Pam
July 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Elsa Pla  (TpT Seller)
Cecelia and Pam,

I won't be able to attend, but I'd like to be informed of future get-togethers.

Thank you for letting me know. Have fun!

Elsa Pla
July 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Narrative: Personal and Fictional
Elsa, I love your clear explanations and models for teaching writing. Although I have placed a lot of your materials in my cart, before I purchase them I wondered if you have a comprehensive writing unit that would include sentence fluency, style, etc.?
Thanks.
Kathi
August 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Elsa Pla  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Kathi,
I don't have a single unit that covers both sentence fluency and style. However, the document titled "Style - Mr. Hot and Spicy" works as a resource or supplement to the one on sentence fluency. I also posted a reflection on sentence fluency on my blog "The Write Kitchen" (www.writecook.com). I hope that helps!
Have a great day!
Elsa
August 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 25+ years of experience teaching Science and Language Arts to middle school and high school students in public and private schools.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I differentiate for multiple learning styles and second language learners. My lessons incorporate direct instruction and high-level whole-class or small-group discussions followed by creative, independent work.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Denver Public Schools Mile High Teacher, 2008; Colorado Distinguished Teacher Award, 2001; Secondary Teacher of the Year,1995

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in Science, Minor in Music, Courses in Education- University of Puerto Rico; MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults- Vermont College of Fine Arts

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

- Fully bilingual (English Spanish). - Colorado Licensed Teacher with endorsements in Secondary Science and Language Arts. - Member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Denver Writing Project (DWP) - Website/blogs: www.writecook.com (middle school writing resources) www.thewritetown.wordpress.com (writing exercises) www.elsapla.wordpress.com (juvenile and young adult book reviews)